Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School Outplay Government Boys Senior Secondary School (GBSSS) Motibagh Crowned as winners of Stairs School Football League 2014


India’s largest school level football league was organized by NGO Stairs with support of Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Department of Education (DoE) NCT, Uflex Ltd. and Sports Authority of India

Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School defeated GBSSS Motibagh by 2-0 goals in the final match of STAIRS School Football League 2014-15 organized by Stairs, a Non-Profit Organization at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium today.

Mr. Siddhartha Upadhyay, Secretary General, Stairs said: “I want to congratulate the grand winners of SSFL 2014. The champions have been declared and hope they will take their win seriously to further harness their skills and compete in more advanced championships.”

“The first instalment of SSFL has concluded today and this is only the beginning. I want to congratulate each and every person related to the league who shared in our dream of taking school football to grassroots levels in an organized championship format. We are extremely proud to have to have hosted this league with such success. I want to thank all the dignitaries present who have come in for the love of the sport and have given us immense encouragement. We want to thank our partners Uflex Ltd, DoE (NCT) and the German Embassy for their immense support and encouragement. Also a big thank you to all the teams who have participated in this league. The enthusiasm and the talent we have witnessed has been tremendous and we are now more driven for our 2015 edition,” added Mr. Upadhyay.

A total of 128 school teams were chosen for this year’s tournament from about 500 schools which sent entries. The wining school team had a good running throughout the league and made a well-deserved way to the trophy.

An extremely jubilant Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School was handed the winner trophy by the dignitaries present. GBSSS Motibagh emerged as the runners-up of the tournament. Vandana International School and Stairs came third and fourth respectively. Certificate of participation were also awarded to all the participating schools.

 

Every team played at least 3 matches. A total of 256 matches were played during the tournament in adherence to the FIFA guidelines. The matches were spread over a span of 23 days with the final match being held today before the closing ceremony.

The first edition of the league was limited to the Delhi region. However, Stairs will be taking it further to six other states in its next edition in 2015.

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